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DyMerge: Dictionaries Merger
By: bachan
November 7, 2016

Hello guys,Most of us have many dictionaries for cracking hashes or passphrases, such as "rockyou" and "cain."When we don't find a password in one dictionary we try another dictionary manually.I want to escape that extra work.I am going to tell you about an awesome tool: DyMerge. This is a tool written in python for merging two or more dictionaries into ...

What Happened When I Didn't Have Enough Disk Space to Install SQL 2012
By: afnansadid
November 7, 2016

  Today I want to share with you a true story that happened to me last week. Although a bit off-topic, you might find it amusing, useful, and a real time saver in case you ever need to do the same thing.When I bought my desktop PC last year, I purchased an SSD drive to use as the system drive ...

Biometric Verification as Identity Theft Protection
By: Immanuel V
November 7, 2016

As a cyber security expert doing a lot of research I've found a solution for identity theft.A security step added for identity verification which is known, but not added as a process in either the industries or governments of many countriesWe all know that by using foot- printing and reconnaissance methods, a hacker can access SSNs, personal information, addresses, ...

THC Hydra: Cracking Router's Admin Login Password
By: bachan
November 7, 2016

Hello Guys, wazzup! Today I'm going to explain how to hack a router after hacking the PSK ( Pre-shared Key).I'm just joking, this is for educational purpose ONLY . Most of you have heard about THC Hydra. It is a parallelized login cracker which supports many protocols. It is a very powerful and fast tool for brute forcing. It ...

Passwords: First Line of Defense Against the Prying Eyes on the Internet
By: Clouds
November 4, 2016

  All of us remember the tale of Alibaba and Forty thieves, where Alibaba protects the treasure with a secret passphrase to enter the cave “Khulja, Simsim”. But unlike Alibaba who just don’t have to remember more than one password, today password became an integral part of our lives.  From social ...

Networker's View of Windows CMD
By: beller0ph0n
November 4, 2016

Networker's View of Windows CMD: Hello fellow members of this wonderful community. Today we shall once again dive into the MS Windows CMD to explore some of its commands which can help us troubleshoot/manage networking configuration of our computer. First and arguably the most important command on our list is ipconfig (Internet Protocol ...

Computer Forensics and the Hillary Clinton Email Case
By: rcubed
November 3, 2016

I thought it might be both interesting and challenging to examine the recent revelation about the newly discovered emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Emails that the FBI feels may be pertinent to the Hillary Clinton Email case. It should be an Interesting topic for Cybrarians taking any of the courses here on Cybrary.it dealing with computer ...

How to Shutdown Windows OS Interactively via Shutdown Command
By: beller0ph0n
November 3, 2016

Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, as well as previous versions of Windows OS, comes with a  built-in shutdown command which among other things enables the user to initiate a shutdown procedure. By entering the   shutdown /? command inside CMD (Command Prompt) you can see the ...

Bypassing Windows Password via USB
By: dharavsamani
November 3, 2016

Bypassing Windows Password via USB Requirements:   Kon-Boot for Windows 2.5.0 USB drive Victims computer (It Can Bypass Windows XP,  Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 ...

How to Crack LM and NTLM Hash: CudaHashcat
By: bachan
November 2, 2016

Hi, guys!Today I will show you how to crack windows password hashes.Tools used: CudaHashcat Cain and Abel A strong dictionary OK, let me clear some things up, first:  When you save your password in windows, it is encrypted into hashes. Hashes are stored in the SAM file. I will crack ...